Monday, March 23, 2009

In My Mailbox - March 22

This is where I give you the lowdown on books I received the preceding week. I got the idea from The Story Siren who always has wonderful books listed here.

Books I borrowed:
I'm doing some reading for 8th Grade Book Talks that I will give after break. I'm especially trying to find books that would be appealing to boys.

Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers

Dope Sick

This was good, I read it in one day. I'm sure the students will love it.

Mutiny: A Novel of the Bounty by John Boyne


I haven't read Boy in the Striped Pajamas yet but the students seemed to enjoy it. I thought this would be a good one to add to our library and for boys looking for a challenge.

The Taker by JM Steele

The Taker

The students loved The Market by this writing team. I thought it was ok. I figured I'd add this to their list of choices.

Books I Bought:
Yes, I swear I'm trying to quit, I just don't have enough patience to wait for the library!

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Forest of Hands and Teeth

Everyone was raving about this so I wanted to see what the hype was. Finished it quickly, lots of great writing to entice students.

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith


Book Chic recommends this one. When Book Chic speaks...well as you can see I bought it!

Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell


Found this one on Guys Lit Wire. Thought I'd test their knowledge. I'll let you know what I think.

Books I Begged for:

Ghostgirl: Homecoming by Tonya Hurley
ARC - July 2009


My daughter loved Ghostgirl and begged me to beg for this one. I did and Little, Brown on Facebook came through! They rock.

Birthday Book!
Defining Moments in Books

Defining Moments

Future author Candice Beelaert gave me this for my birthday. It's sooo cool. It spans books published in the early 1900s til 2006. It talks about Key Characters, Key Authors, Key Lines, Key Books, etc. You don't have to read it in order and it can be picked up and put down at will. Tres awesome!

Well, that's all for me!

What's in your mailbox!


  1. Dope Sick is on my wish list. I've seen mixed reviews of Tantalize.

  2. Eep! I hope you like Tantalize; otherwise, I'm gonna feel bad for recommending it to you.

    And so jealous about you getting Ghostgirl: Homecoming! I so want that book! I really liked the first book.

  3. I loved Beat the Reaper. Ghostgirl was great,as was Dope Sick


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